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Bugri Naabu

The Northern regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party Daniel Bugri Naabu has retracted his unsavoury comment against the Upper East Regional Minister Rockson Bukari and has since apologised.

“I write to sincerely and unreservedly retract wholly my comment about your client in an interview I granted Accra-based Radio XYZ. I note, most regrettably that those rather, unfortunate comments have since Monday 8th May 2017 gained wide publicity and may have implications for an ongoing trial in the High Court,” the maverick politician stated in a letter to lawyers of the minister.

Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (right) explaining a point to Ms Sun Baohong (left), the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, when she paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra. Picture: GABRIEL AHIABOR

The Minister of Information, Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has appealed to the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana to help call to order the few recalcitrant illegal Chinese miners in the country who are bringing the hard-earned reputation of China in Ghana into disrepute.

Mr Abdul-Hamid said he was making the appeal in view of the fact that some Chinese had been in the local news for the wrong reasons, particularly for indulging in illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, in recent times.

Dr. Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo Kantanka

A Lecturer at the Department of English of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Dr. Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo Kantanka says Ghana’s security has been compromised by our leaders.

According to him, for a foreigner to become untouchable due to her connection to people in high places, it is a security threat to us as a nation. He explained that individuals who go against the laws of the nation should be duly punished since no one is above the law.

Plans to rake in GH¢3.92 billion from the cocoa sector this year are on the line, following a 17.7 per cent fall in prices of the soft commodity in the first three months of the year.

After ending the first quarter at an average of US$2,039 per tonnes, cocoa prices have already fallen short of the 2017 benchmark price, which was quoted at US$2,440 per ton in the year’s budget.